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Russia: West 'instigating' Syrian opposition

August 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, a Syrian man walks by a building destroyed in an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. The growing use of air power by the Syrian regime is causing a spike in civilian casualties, according to activists. Its forces stretched thin on multiple fronts, President Bashar Assad’s regime [&hellip...

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Syrian civil war shakes Damascus-Beirut ties

August 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Aug. 9, 2012 photo, Lebanese security forces stand at the entrance building of former Lebanese Information Minister Michel Samaha as they raid his house after they arrested him. Samaha an ardent supporter of President Bashar Assad who has long acted...

Epic patent trial over iPhone technology wraps up

August 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People wait in line to get inside for the Apple and Samsung trial during a lunch break at a federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. After three weeks of listening to technology experts, patent professionals and company executives...

Wife of disgraced Chinese politician sentenced

August 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Police officers arrive at the Hefei City Intermediate People’s Court before the verdict trial of Gu Kailai, wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai, is held Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 in Hefei, Anhui Province, China. Gu, the fallen Chinese...

Gu Kailai gets suspended death sentence

August 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 9, 2012 file video image taken from CCTV, Gu Kailai, center, the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, stands during her trial in the Hefei Intermediate People’s Court in Hefei in eastern China’s Anhui province. The...

Assange urges US to end Wikileaks 'witch hunt'

August 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks makes a statement from a balcony of the Equador Embassy in London, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Assange called on United States President Barack Obama to end a “witch hunt” against the secret-spilling WikiLeaks...

Sale of Niger nomad's last camel is sign of hunger

August 19, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this picture taken Tuesday, July 17, 2012, Tuareg nomads carrying their traditional swords and good luck amulets around their neck, shop for fabric and other goods while attending the livestock market in Bermo, Niger, 200 kms (125 miles) north of Maradi....

Russian clerics forgive Pussy Riot for Putin rant

August 19, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Feminist punk group Pussy Riot members, from left, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in a glass cage at a court room in Moscow, Russia on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. A judge found three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot guilty of...

Activists get 2 years for anti-Putin church stunt

August 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Protesters rally during a demonstration in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 in New York’s Times Square. A Russian judge found three members of the provocative punk band guilty of hooliganism on Friday, in one of the most...

Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange

August 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino gives a news conference where he announced that Ecuador would grant asylum to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. The announcement comes two months after Assange...